Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha Chapter at Butler University.

Sigma Gamma Rho was founded on and continues to be steadfastly committed to the tenets of excellence in Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. Sigma Gamma Rho has a proud legacy of providing positive and proactive community leadership and support when and wherever needed as indicated by the sorority’s international slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.


It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

We visualize a world in which all women and their families reach their full potential in all aspects of life and are able to create unlimited opportunities for future generations.


Chartered on December 10, 1949, our charter members were school teachers dedicated to educating youth in their community. Currently, the chapter consists of retired and active members in the fields of education, business, media, medicine, marketing and city government. Several members have served on community executive boards and in non-profit organizations like the NAACP, the Junior League of Raleigh and The Links. Beta Lambda Sigma Raleigh Alumnae Chapter focuses its energy on supporting the national programs of the sorority.